Fort Worth

Synopsis: Southern veteran Ned Britt returns home to Fort Worth after the Civil War with his mentor, newspaperman Ben Garvin, along with his young apprentice, in hopes of building the town into a modern metropolis. However, the area is terrorized by the ruthless Gabe Clevenger and his gang of hired guns. Britt wonders whose side his old friend Blair Lunsford is on. Lunsford has used the unrest to buy up parcels of land on the cheap and hopes to profit from this speculation after the territory is cleaned up and ultimately become governor. Britt sees through his friend's ambition, and they are alternately allies and antagonists. Britt is also distracted by girl-next-door Flora Talbott and and seductive Amy Brooks.
Genre: Western
Director(s): Edwin L. Marin
Production: Warner Bros.
80 min

We got a jumpy herd

on our hands here,

and I ain't a-payin' you

to stampede 'em with gunfire.

Did I hear you send

for me, Gabe?

I didn't send for...





There you are, boy.

Stay and eat,

Mr. Britt.

Thank you, ma'am, but, uh...

I'd be pleased to.


I want you to meet my friend, Mr. Britt.

Howdy, ma'am.

Hiya, High Pockets.

Stop skittering.

I've called you that

often enough,

though I had more

freckles when you...


Flora Talbot.

About time you came home, Ned.

Were you the one riding south?

Heading back from Dodge City.


Have you forgotten when you

used to ride herd for Dad?

Cowhands still like

to go on a weeks' toot

when they hit Abilene or Dodge.

[LAUGHS] I left 'em there.

Must be some pretty strong

attraction back in Fort Worth.

There is.

He's a lucky man.

You be sure to tell him so.

He'll be awful glad

to see you, Ned.


Of course.

Might have known.

I hear he pretty near

is Fort Worth now.

I've been hearing some

pretty bad stories about you.

It figures.

Ned Britt,

a respectable newspaperman.

Blair will die laughing.

Your father wouldn't.

No, he'd have been

proud of you, Ned.

Just as I am.

He did better raising you

than he did me.

He'd have been

pretty proud of you too,

if he could see you.


It's a still

night. Hot.

Cattle will get restless.

Don't you worry.

That Caster will

get the job done

quiet as a breeze.

Quiet, everybody.


Special edition.

"On Monday, April the 1st,

"the wagon train was attacked

by hordes of Indians.

"Only the trusty gun of

Toby Nickerson

"saved the immigrants

from destruction.

"Scores of redskins

bit the dust.

"And when the smoke cleared,

"young Nickerson was seen

to be in complete command

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John Twist

John Twist (July 14, 1898 – February 11, 1976) was an American screenwriter whose career spanned four decades. Born John Stuart Twist in Albany, Missouri, he began his career in the silent film era, providing the story for such films as Breed of Courage, Blockade, and The Big Diamond Robbery. He earned his first screenwriting credit for The Yellowback in 1929. Twist died in Beverly Hills, California. more…

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